Moons of Madness is a cosmic survival horror game that I had my eyes on for quite some time. It has all the right ingredients of a great cosmic survival horror game. Moons of Madness incorporates themes of insanity, it’s set in space on Mars, and the story is Lovecraft inspired. It sounds like a horrifying winner, right?
My first impression of the Moons of Madness was fairly high. A nice slow burn to introduce the characters, world, atmosphere, themes, and foreshadowing future events. However, as time withered by me, cracks of the game started to appear. Too many plot points were popping up, the gameplay is bare-bones, and the abundance of jumpscare is annoying.
Not to say that the game doesn’t have its merits. The atmosphere is well done, the story did keep me invested, and some of the puzzles were neat.
Tragically, I couldn’t fully appreciate the atmosphere of the game because of my PC’s graphics card was severely outdated. To even record footage, I had to turn down the graphical quality. Not the games fault, that’s all mine. Sorry about the game’s footage looking very bad. I did recently updated the graphics card and tested the game out; the atmosphere is great when put on the highest setting.
Moons of Madness would be great as a rental. Sadly, there isn’t, so I would recommend waiting for a price drop before picking it up. For a more in-depth review, watch the review above.
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